Pauline Tambling CBE, Arts Professional and Trustee for Roundhouse

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'A broad and ambitious curriculum must include more than what is examinable. The creative arts are fundamental to empowering and inspiring young people as well as uncovering young talent. Arts experiences benefit all young people and often motivate and engage disaffected and hard-to-reach young people. Artsmark provides a nationally recognised award, accredited by Arts Council England, for arts practice in schools and other educational settings. It allows education leaders to review, plan and improve their arts offer to young people with support from cultural organisations across the country.' 

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'Arts experiences benefit all young people and often motivate and engage disaffected and hard-to-reach young people.'

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's vital that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhood.

Artsmark Award does brilliant work in schools and education to ensure young people access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes high-quality arts and culture.

Michael Ellis MP
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
Department of Culture, Media and Sport